Monday, April 19, 2010

Finding a Venue

Finding a venue for our ceremony and reception has proven to be the most stressful decision.so far. Because of our limited budget plus my semi-specific vision, I have been looking for almost 2 months (officially) and still haven't found anything promising. I did however come up with a very organized and useful chart that I'd like to share. Trust me it helps to have something you can glance at to remind yourself of important details rather than looking up the websites one at a time. So here we go!

Venues:
Miners Foundry
Centerville Estates
Fri/Sun. Prices:

$4,458*
Sat. Prices:

$4,990*
Distance from RB:
133.87 mi.
2hr 44min
68.48 mi.
1hr 43min
Distance from RC:
55.12 mi.
1hr 13min
109.9 mi.
2hr 09min
Insurance:
Min $500,000 req.

Vendor Limits:


Time Limits:
Whole day
9am-11pm
Parking:
Yes
Yes- Directed.
Set up and Clean up:
$25/hour with a 3 hour min.
Clean Up
Tables and Chairs:
Many options
Yes - wooden
Linens:
At extra cost

Dishes:


Included D├ęcor:
Candelabras, Hurricane Oil Lamps
Umbrellas
Coordinator:
No.

# of Events:
1
1
Max # of Guests:
200 for stone hall

Taxes or Other Fees:


Bathrooms:
Yes
Yes, 3
Dressing Rooms:
Bride
Bride & Groom
Bar:
Available
Indoor & Outdoor
Backup for Rain:

Indoor Space
Misc. Pros:

Electricity outside
Misc. Cons:


Dance Floor:

Indoor & Outdoor
Venue Amenities:
Historic, Stone Walls, Indoor
River, Lawns, Patios
Website:
Minersfoundry.org
Centervilleestate.com
Centerville estates: * possibly less for a small guest list

I was trying to get the chart to fit into your view, but I think it may still cut off a few letters. Usually my chart is about 4 venues wide. I currently have about 4 pages of this plus more info to update and venues to add . You can add or change the rows to whatever is important to you. Oh and in case anyone starts to wonder, RB is where most of our family is located and RC is where we're located. 

I cannot wait until we decide on a venue! Things will get so much easier. :) Hope this helps everyone- I know it made things easier for me.
Forever Dreaming,
Katelyn

2 comments:

  1. Oh I totally understand how you fell. It took us forever to find our venue and when we did I had to compromise a lot but i'm happy it's done.

    BTW I came across your blog and i'm now your newest follower. Please feel free to visit my blog and follow if you like.

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  2. Hey JEM! Thanks for the post. I cannot wait to chose the venue! P.S. I checked out your blog and just love your dessert buffet banner! So cute!

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